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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nevus Sebaceus

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A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nevus Sebaceus

…ted usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesion or as multiple lesions that follow Blaschko’s lines and, when systematized, is almost always associated with other congenital abnormalities….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

Hamartomas (“congenital” melanocytic nevi) and benign neoplasms (“acquired” melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Key Points

…tinea capitis (dermatophyte infection of the scalp), and tinea corporis (and its variants) represent the main categories of superficial dermatophytoses. Topical antifungal creams are generally the first-line of treatment of localized superficial

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

…Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…ellulitis associated with exposure to fresh water (Aeromonas), and cellulitis in a butcher (Erysipelothrix). Erysipelas is a superficial form of cellulitis that involves superficial lymphatics located within the upper dermis. Beta-hemolytic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Malassezia Infections: Key Points

…kin infection, especially prevalent in young adults, athletes, and in warm and/or humid climates. Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia yeasts, most commonly M. globosa. While it is sometimes referred to as tinea…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…exposed areas to avoid the sun and to use sunscreens of SPF 15 or greater. Alternative Steps Cryotherapy may eradicate small superficial lesions, but usually must be applied aggressively enough to create a small superficial scar. Pulse dye laser for…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…must be to adequately excise the primary lesion at the time of initial definitive diagnosis. Clinical variants of melanoma: Superficial spreading melanoma (SSM) is the most common form of melanoma, and typically presents with irregular borders,…

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